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Transforming Police Reporting with Speech Recognition Technology

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork*, are turning to smarter tools, such as speech recognition solutions, to help transform their police reporting workflows.

Join us on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET to hear why these law enforcement professionals are embracing smarter tools to complete higher-quality reports and move mission-critical information within the CAD/RMS faster and more efficiently – all by voice.

This discussion will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What law enforcement has to say about current reporting processes
  • Why officers, especially recruits, want smarter tools to help with police paperwork
  • Why manual reporting has a negative impact on report accuracy and productivity and can hinder criminal proceedings
  • How departments can speed up data entry within the CAD/RMs and move mission-critical information more accurately and efficiently
  • How speech recognition technology can help increase officer safety and improve situational awareness and productivity on patrol
  • Why embracing smarter technology increases community visibility, and minimizes costs

Learn how your department can make incident reporting faster, safer and more complete by registering for our webinar today.

*Role of Technology in Law Enforcement Paperwork Survey 

Speakers:

Eric La Scola, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon, Nuance

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Demystifying the Convergence of LTE and LMR Networks for First Responders

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks and user radio equipment have been the cornerstone of mobile communications for First Responders for decades. The trend from traditional analog to more robust wireless broadband networks in recent years has improved the overall accessibility but questions remain on whether the new networks can provide all the required capabilities First Responders need to do their job.

Increasing demand for bandwidth intensive applications such as video, advanced mapping and analytics, alongside critical voice communications has been driving adoption of broadband LTE cellular networks, such as FirstNet.

Join our panel of industry experts for this insightful 60-minute webinar as they discuss the critical differences between LMR networks and LTE networking, how these technologies can successfully co-exist, and explore the future of critical communications for First Responders.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Current and future industry trends for LTE and LMR technologies
  • Challenges and obstacles with the convergence of technologies
  • Real-life examples of successful hybrid communication strategies for First Responders
  • Recommendations for future proofing your agency; adoption of new technologies and how to bridge the gap

Speakers:

Tony Morris, VP North American Sales, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless

Jesus Gonzalez, Analyst II, Critical Communications, IHS Markit

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, Critical Communications Insights

Andrew Seybold, Senior Partner, Andrew Seybold Inc.

Product News

Panasonic Announces Updated Toughbook 31

November 07, 2018  | 

Panasonic's updated Toughbook 31 features a new processing system. Photo: Panasonic
Panasonic's updated Toughbook 31 features a new processing system. Photo: Panasonic

Panasonic, an industry leading manufacturer of mobile computing solutions that are purpose-built for the way people work, announced the U.S. launch of its newly upgraded Toughbook 31 laptop computer. Specifically designed for the mobile workforce, which has relied on the Toughbook brand for two decades, the Toughbook 31 offers improved safety and functionality to optimize productivity for workers in challenging and extreme environments.

"Today's announcement reflects the evolution of the best-selling Toughbook 31. The newly enhanced device is addressing the ever-changing needs of mobile workers in demanding industries, including utilities, public sector and federal government professionals," said Brian Rowley, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. "In industries where failure is not an option, the Toughbook 31's improved features and faster processing power will provide customers with the competitive edge they need to keep working, no matter the challenges."

Upgraded with the latest Intel Core i5-7300U vPro processor, the Toughbook 31 is more powerful than ever before, offering peak performance, enhanced graphics, standard features such as faster 16 GB DDR4 memory and a 256GB SSD, and an advanced LTE module, in addition to several additional new improvements. Offering more features for the same price, Panasonic says the Toughbook 31 is not only providing better value for customers, but also improving mobility, safety and optimizing productivity.

Toughbook 31 Enhanced Features:

  • Upgraded processing system: Intel Core i5-7300U vPro improves processing performance by 19 percent and graphic performance by 42 percent. Also available is an i7 CPU.
  • Enhanced memory module: Faster DDR4 memory module boosts system's memory. 16GB of RAM will be a standard feature with 32GB optional.
  • Advanced connectivity: To provide flexibility for those in manufacturing, EM7455 LTE-Advanced is available to offer what Panasonic calls unparalleled LTE speeds, bandwidth and network performance. Also available is a dedicated GPS modem.
  • Longer battery life: For customers who often find themselves away from power sources for extended periods of time, a second battery offers the ability to swap batteries to achieve unlimited battery life and enhanced safety on the job – an imperative for the federal government sector.
  • Additional improvements: Updated Wi-Fi chip, and more standard features like a 256GB SSD.
  • Integrated options: Configurable features can be designed for mobile professionals based on industry application such as an insertable smartcard.

Warranty and services

Every device comes with a comprehensive 3-year manufacturer's hardware warranty covering all defects in materials or workmanship. With US-based engineering, help desk and repair services, devices have an average turnaround time of 48 hours once received at the Panasonic National Service Center. Also, all overnight freights are paid both ways for all in warranty repairs. Additional upgraded services are available, including Premier Deployment services, 24 hour devices exchange programs, Extended Product Warranty (4th/5th year), Ultimate Care and Protection Plus (Accidental Damage Warranties), and HDD/SSD no return Warranties.

Pricing and availability

The latest Toughbook 31 is available this December from authorized Panasonic resellers at an estimated street price starting around $3699.

Sales inquiries for Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers and tablets should be directed to [email protected] or 877-803-8492.

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